Ancillary and definition

115Ancillary regulations

(1)The Scottish Ministers may by regulations make such supplemental, incidental, consequential, transitional, transitory or saving provision as they consider necessary or expedient for the purposes of or in connection with this Act.

(2)Regulations under this section—

(a)are subject to the affirmative procedure if they add to, replace or omit any part of the text of an Act (including this Act),

(b)otherwise, are subject to the negative procedure.

116Meaning of “the 1995 Act”

In this Act, “the 1995 Act” means the Criminal Procedure (Scotland) Act 1995.

Commencement and short title


(1)The following provisions come into force on the day after Royal Assent—

(a)sections 71 and 73 to 77,

(b)this Part.

(2)The other provisions of this Act come into force on such day as the Scottish Ministers may by order appoint.

(3)An order under subsection (2) may include transitional, transitory or saving provision.

118Short title

The short title of this Act is the Criminal Justice (Scotland) Act 2016.